Heather Anderson

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Back on April 14th, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum held its 33rd Annual Induction Ceremony. WCBE’s Jack Marchbanks and Mike Foley attended the ceremony in Cleveland. On Saturday, May 5th -- they featured highlights from the induction speeches and celebrated the music of this year's inductees in a three-part miniseries. You can hear each hour of WCBE’s 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Special for a limited time. Thanks for listening. 

Hour 1 - Bon Jovi and Dire Straits (7-8am)

Hour 2 - Sister Rosetta Tharpe and The Cars (11am-noon)

Sarah Shook & The Disarmers - Wed. May 2nd @ Ace Of Cups


Formula 5 - Wed. May 2nd @ Woodland's Tavern


Ruby The Rabbitfoot - Thurs. May 3rd @ Ace Of Cups


The Weeks/Becca Mancari - Wed. May 9th @ Rumba Cafe


Lincoln Durham - Thurs. May 10th @ Rumba Cafe


The Steel Woods - Fri. May 11th @ The Basement


Patrick Sweany - Fri. May 11th @ Rumba Cafe


Tune-Yards - Sat. May 12th @ Skully's


Har Mar Superstar - Sat. May 12th @ Rumba Cafe


You have the chance to WIN a pair of passes to the upcoming Darkstar Jubilee! All you have to do is donate ANY amount at between now & Sunday at noon.


Darkstar Jubilee will take place May 25-27 at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio. This music festival features Dark Star Orchestra and many other artists you love to hear on WCBE 90.5!

If you rock out to the Infamous String Dusters (pictured below)….






Here are a few simple and affordable ways you can support WCBE and promote your business, organization or spread the word about your non-profit's mission or event.

Multimedia Sponsorship  $450.00   

  • One Day / 5 promotional spots between prime broadcast hours of 7AM-7PM

  • Plus 30 Day banner ad placement on home page

Non-Profit / Personal DaySponsorship  $365.00

You have the chance to WIN A pair of passes to the upcoming Nelsonville Music Festival! To be automatically entered, all you have to do is donate ANY amount at between now & Sunday at noon.|















Bunbury Music Festival will take place June 1-3, 2018, along the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati…and we’ve received a pair of passes to give away to one lucky WCBE donor!

This year’s intimate concert experience will feature two main stages and two side stages for better viewing.

  • SIGNATURE  LEVEL ($8.00 per month Sustaining Membership) or (One Time Donation of $90.50)

 One item:   

  • WCBE branded deck of cards  


Already a Sustainer Member?


Then thank you for supporting WCBE! Your ongoing contribution keeps our mission and content strong.


Update your credit card information - Call 614-365-5555


Change your monthly donation amount


Saturday, March 10 @ 7am- A Beautiful World: Rebels, Renegades, and Wild Women Women throughout history have broken the rules and stepped outside conventional social norms to make history happen.  Writer/Producer Heather McElhatton investigates several women who stand out as the rebels of their time, including female samurai Tomoe Gozen, anthropologist Jane Goodall, and astronaut Mae Jemison.

Local musicians covering Townes Van Zandt all night long on Townes' Birthday: Mar 7 at 8 PM to Mar 8 at 1 AM. $5 at the door at Dick's Den. All money goes to support WCBE - 90.5 FM!

'CBE String Band
Bim Walker
Deckard Croix
Ginny, Riot, Lauren Lever, & Isaiah Sparling
Brian Clash
Lost Orchards
Rob Maccabee and Savannah Freeman
Jeff Straw
Lou Poster and Regan Tonti

and The Townes Van House Band
w/ Julia O'Keefe
Casey Velker
Angela Cleary
Lindsay Jordan
Laura Israel

Joe Pug - Thurs. March 8th @ Rumba Cafe

Mary Gauthier - Fri. March 9th @ Columbus Performing Arts Center

Cory Branan/Two Cow Garage - Sat. March 10th @ The Basement

Mevlin Seals & JGB - Wed. March 14th @ Woodland's Tavern

CJ Chenier & Red Hot Louisiana Band - Thurs. March 15th @ Natalie's

Gangstagrass - Thurs. March 15th @ Rumba Cafe

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong - Fri. March 16th @ Woodland's Tavern

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong - Sat. March 17th @ Woodland's Tavern

Hello soon-to-be WCBE member!

Tax Info for 2019

Feb 1, 2018

Your donation made a huge impact last year by bringing on-location coverage of major news events, entertainment and musical discovery for all of Central Ohio! WCBE 90.5 thanks you for support and on January 31, 2019 tax deductible donor receipts were provided via email.

Are you unable to find your donation receipt? Follow the steps below to receive your documentation.

· Please check your “junk” or “spam” folder. If the documentation can’t be found please email our Director of Donor Experience, Caitlin Farkas at and she will promptly email you a receipt.

Umphrey's McGee w/ Marcus King Band - Thurs. Feb. 1st @ Express Live

Lotus - Thurs. Feb. 8th @ Express Live

They Might Be Giants - Thurs. Feb. 8th @ The Newport

The Dustbowl Revival - Fri. Feb. 9th @ Woodland's Tavern

Lucy Kaplansky w/ Lucy Wainwright Roche - Fri. Feb. 9th @ Shedd Theatre

Fruition  - Sat. Feb. 10th @ Woodland's Tavern

Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials - Sun. Feb. 11th @ Natalie's

ZZ Ward w/ Black Pistol Fire - Mon. Feb. 12th @ The Newport

The Ghost Of Paul Revere w/ Parsonsfield Tues. Feb. 13th @ Rumba Cafe

Let's ring in the New Year with a day of holiday favorites and new specials on WCBE 90.5 FM! 

9am: Space Radio Special - Space Radio is your weekly guide to the universe, featuring the latest news in astronomy, physics, space travel, and discussions on the nature of science and the relationship between science and society. The best part: answers to your questions about space and time! Hosted by Paul Sutter.

Noel King talks to Larry Lieberman of the organization Charity Navigator, who explains why the increase to the standard deduction could cause a drop in charitable giving.

Happy Holidays from WCBE! We've got programming this Christmas sure to make your day merry and bright!

Join Space Radio’s Dr. Paul Sutter for a stargazing experience like no other: an expedition to the Atacama Desert of Northern Chile, one of the driest places on Earth and home to some of the darkest skies you can experience.  




Turkuaz - Wed. Jan. 10th @ Skully's


Keller Williams - Thurs. Jan. 11th @ Woodland's Tavern - SOLD OUT!


 G. Love & Special Sauce - Thurs. Jan. 18th @ A&R Music Bar


Rebelution - Thurs. Jan. 18th @ Express Live


The Green - Sat. Jan. 20th @ A&R Music Bar


Richard Shindell -  Sat. Jan. 20th @ Shedd Theatre


Davina & The Vagabonds - Sun. Jan. 21st @ Natalie's


Hackensaw Boys - Thurs. Deb. 7th @ Ace Of Cups

Matisyahu - Thurs. Dec. 7th @ The Newport 

Will Hoge - Sat. Dec. 9th @ Skully's

Giving Tuesday

Nov 28, 2017

#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. 

Let WCBE Be A Feast For Your Ears!

Thanksgiving Day Schedule

9am: Space Radio -Space Radio is your weekly guide to the universe, featuring the latest news in astronomy, physics, space travel, and discussions on the nature of science and the relationship between science and society. The best part: answers to your questions about space and time! Hosted by Paul Sutter.

Ted Leo - Mon. Nov. 13th @ Skully's

Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Tues. Nov. 14th @ The Newport

Lucero - Tues. Nov. 14th @ Skully's

Overcoats -  Tues. Nov. 14th @ Rumba Cafe

Ghost Note/The Nth Power - Tues. Nov. 14th @ Woodland's Tavern

The Mountain Goats - Wed. Nov. 15th @ The Newport

Travelin' McCourys - Wed. Nov. 15th @ Woodland's Tavern

JD McPherson - Wed. Nov. 15th @ Skully's

Ryan Montbleau - Thurs. Nov. 16th @ Woodland's Tavern

Are you ready to tailgate, but stay toasty-warm? Then join WCBE for our 5th annual “Beat Michigan” party! On Saturday, November 26th, we’ll power up the big screens at Woodlands Tavern on W. 3rd Avenue in Grandview. Watch The Big Game between OSU and Michigan, with us inside. We’ll also share tailgate food from Great Point Kitchen, play trivia, and more! Doors open at 10am, and the game kicks off at noon!

12am-1am - Midnight Audio Theater Local (Cathy Rinella)  

1am-7am -  BBC BBC/PRI 

7am-8am - Documentary Block Varies 

8am-10am - Weekend Edition Saturday 

10am-11am - Only a Game

11am-12pm  - Dinner Party Download 

12pm-1pm - Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me 

1pm-2pm - The Splendid Table 

2pm-2:30pm - Space Radio Local (Paul Sutter) 

2:30pm-3pm - You, Inc. Local (Ria Greiff) 

3pm - 4pm - ISN/Kickin’ It Local (CCS)

4pm-6pm - Toss the Feathers Local (Anna Oscard)

6pm-8pm  - Live From Here with Chris Thile 

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors - Wed. Oct. 11th @ The Newport
 Spafford - Thurs. Oct. 12th @ A&R Music Bar
 Jessica Lea Mayfield - Thurs. Oct. 12th @ Rumba Cafe
 My Life With The Thrill Kill Cult - Wed. Oct. 18th @ Skully's
 Big Something - Thurs. Oct. 19th @ Woodland's Tavern
 Humming House - Fri. Oct. 20th @ Woodland's Tavern
 Willie Watson - Sat. Oct. 21st @ The Basement
 Wayne Hancock - Sat. Oct. 21st @ Woodland's TavernElizabeth Cook - Mon. Oct. 23rd @ Rumba Cafe

Webstream Outage

Sep 24, 2017

WCBE's webstream is currently down due to an internet outage. Our host internet provider had been contacted. The webstream may not be back online until Monday. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Volunteer For WCBE

Sep 21, 2017

WCBE relies on volunteers for a variety of tasks such as answering telephones during our fund drives, stuffing mailers, or representing WCBE at local concerts, community events and other fundraisers. 

As a volunteer, you'll get to see our on-air studios, meet like-minded people who share your passion for public radio, and become even more part of the WCBE family.